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It's beginning to smell a lot like Christmas: Lutefisk is in the air!

Editor’s Note: This column was originally published in the Dec. 20, 2012 edition of The Creswell Chronicle. Christmas is a coupleweeks away and my salivary glands are already beginning to flow at...

 By Scott Olson    Opinion    October 4, 2018

A long, strange trip comes to an end

I was deeply saddened when I received the obituary of Curt Deatherage in my email box Friday night. For years Curt had generously shared his writing and photography with the readers of The Creswell...


An inspirational Labor Day message

You never know when an interesting human interest story will fall right into your lap. This past Labor Day, I was working on getting ready for this week's edition of The Chronicle when the phone...

 By Scott Olson    News    July 19, 2018


Lane County Sheriff's Sergeant Scott Denham, the contract sergeant for Creswell, is shown putting up a new radar sign in the 400 blk. of N. 1st St. on Monday, July 16. Creswell received two radar...

 By Scott Olson    News    June 21, 2018

94-year-old skydives for birthday

Last Friday John Van Vanvechten of Eugene celebrated his 94th birthday last Friday, June 15 by skydiving with Mark Shoemaker, owner of Eugene Sky Divers in Creswell. For Vanechten skydiving is...

 By Scott Olson    News    June 14, 2018

City moves forward with Sanipac rate increase

The Creswell City Council prepared for the upcoming fiscal year by adopting the 2018-19 FY budget, along with new water and sewer rates and the renewal of the public safety fee and intergovernmental a...

 By Scott Olson    Opinion    May 17, 2018

Are you prepared for the next big disaster?

What would you do if the Cascadia earthquake were to hit our area? Or, how about another repeat of the 1962 Columbus Day storm? As most of us have witnessed throughout our lifetime, Mother Nature can...

 By Scott Olson    Opinion    March 22, 2018

Time to make some decisions on policing

Drug trafficking in Creswell has been a major issue in Creswell, and to some business owners and residents of the community the issue seems to be getting worse. From the outside looking in, it...


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